This week: Female 1960’s programmer who saved Apollo 11, Pinterest Pins for Sale, Startup Activity Takes Upward Bounce
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Credit Goes to Margaret Hamilton
Few people know that the team that wrote the moon landing software was headed up by a female coder named Margaret Hamilton. In fact, because many of the workers were women, the core rope memory used in the software became known by engineers as “LOL memory.” LOL stood for “little old lady.” Read more about Margaret Hamilton and her team’s contributions to the Space Age.
Purchase Pinterest Pins
Say that fast three times in a row! Pinterest has introduced a new feature that lets users purchase products pinned to the site. Find out more.
The State of Startups
According to a recent Kauffman Foundation report, most states are seeing an uptick in startup activity. How are Missouri and Kansas faring?